Injured Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL for two weeks

Injured Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL for two weeks

Mitchell Starc was the player of the tournament in the recently-concluded World Cup.

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc, the player of the tournament at the recent cricket World Cup, will be out for up to three weeks after suffering a minor knee injury.

The 25-year-old left-arm paceman climbed to the top of the world’s ODI rankings for bowlers after taking 22 wickets in Australia’s World Cup-winning campaign but suffered a left knee niggle during the closing stages.

“Mitchell had some knee soreness during the later stages of the World Cup,” team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a report on Cricket Australia’s website.

“He will have a short period off to rest and recover, before being reassessed by CA medical staff.


“We estimate his recovery time will be between two-three weeks.”

Australia will hope to have a fully fit Starc for their tours to the Caribbean and England in June and July. The team will play two Tests against West Indies in June before the five-test Ashes series starts in England in July.